Trump calls Harris ‘not competent’ in escalating exchange of attacks

President Donald Trump is ratcheting up his attacks on Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee for vice-president. He said on Friday she was “not competent” to be president.Trump has been attacking Harris, the first Indian American and Black woman ever to run for president, from the day she was picked by Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for president, as his running mate. The president had been far more indulgent before, saying, in July; she would be a “fine choice”.Attacking Biden at a rally...

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Comprehensive cleaning campaign begins from tomorrow

Kuwait Municipality stated the launch of a comprehensive cleaning campaign in all governorates, starting tomorrow, Sunday, for a week, with the aim of raising the level of public hygiene.The municipality said in a press release that it will organize intensive field tours that include various cleaning activities such as manual sweeping, removing waste and garbage, washing and sterilizing containers, and monitoring daily cleaning work in the markets, investment, commercial and crafts areas.The tours...

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Session to discuss bill on sports eyed

MP Al-Humaidi Al-Subai’e has proposed holding a special session to discuss the bill on professional sports. He pointed out that he heard the press statements of the chairman and members of the parliamentary Youth and Sports Committee, but they did not elaborate on the articles of the above mentioned bill.He had earlier communicated with different sports associations and personalities, revealing that they expressed worries about the future of sports in Kuwait if the bill is ratified. He said the vague...

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‘Prayer duration to change as curfew is lifted’

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs informed the imams and muezzins in all administrations of mosques in various governorates about the need to make several radical and important changes that are supposed to have been implemented in the mosques as of Tuesday, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources.Shiite Muslims attending a sermon on the 9th of Muharram at one of the Husseiniyas in Kuwait. It is the month when Muslims mark the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) grandson, Imam Hussain...

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MEW refers senior official, five ‘supervisors’ to probe

In a move similar to the one taken by the Minister of Public Works few months ago to refer some employees and officials for investigations on the impact of disruption of some new housing projects since delays represented a dominant feature in the ministry’s projects, the Minister of Electricity and Water Eng. Khaled Al-Fadhel recently referred a former assistant undersecretary and five officials in supervisory positions to the Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority, reports Al-Shahid daily.Also, the investigation...

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Govt. offices to work with 50% employees

With the cancellation of the partial lockdown from Sunday dawn, the rate of employees working in ministries and government agencies since the fourth stage of the plan for return to normal life will not exceed 50 percent or more, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources.In exclusive statements, the sources indicated that the rate of full-time employees to attend work in ministries and government agencies will reach 100 percent following the Cabinet’s announcement of the start of the fifth...

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1 soldier killed, 3 terrorists gunned down in J-K’s Pulwama

A soldier of the Indian Army was killed and three terrorists were gunned down on Saturday during a gun battle in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.“One AK and two pistols recovered. One soldier was critically injured and succumbed to his injuries. A joint operation is in progress,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia, the army’s spokesperson, said.Police officials said that the encounter started at around 1am on Saturday in Pulwama’s Zadoora area when army and police personnel launched...

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‘Good ventilation lowered indoor viral load, Covid-19 deaths in developing Asian countries’: Study

Indoor spaces with good ventilation and fewer closed air-conditioned spaces are the reason for fewer deaths due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in developing Asian countries including India, said an analysis published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health.The virus remains airborne in enclosed spaces, leading to repeated exposure and a build-up of high viral load in the upper respiratory tract, increasing the severity of the disease and mortality, said authors from Delhi and Mangalore.“People...

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India’s Covid-19 tests cross 4 million, nearly 9 lakh conducted on Friday alone

India’s coronavirus disease (Covid-19) testing has crossed the 4 million mark with about 9 lakh tests done alone on Friday.“…9 lakh Covid-19 samples each day for the second consecutive day, keeping a sharp focus on test, track and treat strategy of the Union government. India has already created a capacity of doing 10 lakh tests per day…,” said Union health ministry in a statement.According to the government data, at least 10 million tests have been conducted in the past 2 weeks, which...

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Noor Inayat Khan: Britain honours World War Two spy heroine of Indian descent over 75 years after her execution

A Muslim woman of Indian descent who spied for Britain during World War Two is being honoured on Friday with a plaque marking her former home in London, more than 75 years after she was executed in Germany.Noor Inayat Khan is the first woman of Indian origin to be given a blue plaque under the 150-year-old scheme to commemorate notable figures from Britain’s past.A plaque marking the family home in central London that she left aged 29 to become the first female undercover radio operator sent into...

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